The Role of the Leader
Item 14 of the pretest states, “A meeting leader is more effective as a catalyst than a strong leader.”
Your answer will depend on your interpretation of “catalyst” and “strong leader.” To answer the question, take a look at the role of the leader in different types of meetings, as shown in figure 5-1.
In this type of meeting, the role of the leader is to communicate the information so that the group understands. Figure 5-1 shows that a meeting might be 100 percent participation by the leader and 0 percent by the group. In other words, the leader does all the talking. Questions from ...